Re: Links to copyrighted material

From: Carl Oppedahl <carl[_at_]>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 10:30:36 -0400

On 09/17/96, Chris Carter <ccarter[_at_]> wrote:
> This has probably been covered before, but I am rather new to this
> list. The question is: Are there any copyright implications of
> hyperlinking to copyrighted material? It seems that sites like
> CNET, have made this their business model, and I was curious if
> they linked with permission or not. And whether they paid any sort
> of licensing fees or not.
> I can understand how it would be in the best interest of the destination
> site to be linked to a site like CNET, it would increase the traffic
> to the site. However, if one wished to stop someone from linking to a
> copyrighted site without permission, are there grounds?

See "Web Law FAQ" at <>, which includes the following topics:

     May I freely link to the Web sites of others? 
     Someone has set up a link to my Web site without my permission -- 
what can I do?
Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl & Larson, patent law firm has hundreds of pages of answers to 
frequently asked questions on patent, copyright, and trademark law
Received on Wed Sep 18 1996 - 14:33:47 GMT

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